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bit is a C++ library for manipulating buffers containing data fields that are not octet (byte) aligned. Binary data formats contai
bit is a C++ library for manipulating buffers containing data fields that are not octet (byte) aligned.
Binary data formats containing fields that are not octet aligned are still common. One need look no further than the IP header that is present in every packet of data transmitted on the Internet.
Additionally many embedded devices and sensors still communicate via binary formats, and it was for the latter (robotic sensors) that this library was initially developed.
The bit library allows data formats to be specified at run-time through class methods or loaded from XML files at run-time (including any combinations thereof).
A companion library, bitgtk, provides a set of Gtkmm widgets for display of bit buffer representations.
GTK+ version 2.4.x
What's New in This Release:
This release now supports both boost and std::tr1 smart pointers.
The Buffer and RecordBuffer classes have been restructured, and xml support has been added to the Field/Record hierarchy.
This release also contains a new record layout DTD that supports type hints.
Roughly 150 unit tests have been added to the testing suite, along with other small changes and bugfixes.
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